Monthly Archives: December 2011

Reviewing 2011 and Resolutions for 2012

Wow- where did 2011 go?  It’s actually over-it’s done!!!  This has been such a tough, tough year.  I can’t say I will be sad to see it go, to be brutally honest.  This has been a year of some ups, … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner 2011

I love making a big fancy dinner for holidays!  This year, I made Braised Roast with Horseradish Cream, Sauteed Swiss Chard with Toasted Pecans, Sweet Potato Souffle, and Twice Baked Potatoes.  The Hubby seemed to like it, and it was … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookies IV: The “Perfect” Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ok, so here’s the deal: a chocolate chip cookie can fix anything, and in my opinion, is the quintessential American cookie.  Arguably, a cookie tray isn’t complete without it.  I have dedicated the majority of my life to finding the … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookies III: Snickerdoodles

I have to work on Christmas Day.  With only days to go before Christmas, I decided to take a couple of vacation days for myself, so I can enjoy the holidays a little bit!  We are celebrating Christmas on Christmas … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookies II: Sugar Cookies

First of all, I’d like to say, I’ve made a turn around when it comes to my job and living in a cold climate.  Obviously, I realize this isn’t a big deal to everyone- but I am officially not depressed … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookies I: Gingerbread Cookies

I love cookies.  They are maybe my favorite dessert.  Except for ice cream.  Oh, and cookie dough ice cream = heaven.  So, this time of year, I acutally let myself bake lots and lots of cookies for the holidays, and … Continue reading

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